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La-Z Rider Couch Gag

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The La-Z Couch Gag, also known as the Retro Couch Gag, is the couch gag from the Season 27 episode Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles.


Homer sits on the couch. After a moment to make sure he is alone he puts sunglasses on and the couch drops to a lower level via a hidden elevator. Then, a montage showing Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky (Homer) and his partner, a high-tech couch, chasing down their enemy, Fernando Withmore (Ned) in Miami of the '80s. In the end it's revealed that the scenes are a rerun from a 1980's television show, to which Homer replies, "damn reruns," only for the family to be surprised by Maggie imitating "Kaz" and setting the living room's floor on fire. 

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Cultural References / Trivia

  • The title "La-Z Rider" may be a reference to the La-Z-Boy brand of furniture.
  • This Couch Gag is based off various 1980s TV shows and movies, such as Scarface, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Back to the Future and many others, such as Kung Fury.
  • The song's name is Push it to the Limit, from the Soundtrack of the movie Scarface.
  • The scene in the Miami-fied version of Moe's in which Ned holds Selma hostage contains Marty McFly and Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
  • Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky's name is a reference to Synthwave artist Kavinsky.
  • Joe's partner is a gun-wielding high-tech couch by the name of Chaise Long. A "chaise longue" is a type of sofa.
  • The guest animator, Steve Cutts, is British, and there are two hints to this in the video; the first is the British-style license plate on the first sports car ('SKINNER'), and the second is the spelling of "Neighbour" on Ned's chest.
  • The gag also has visual similarities to the video game, Grand Theft Auto:Vice City.


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